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Crossrail explosion hospitalises worker

A construction worker has been hospitalised by an electrical explosion while working on Crossrail near Holborn in central London yesterday.

The explosion happened on a building site at the junction of High Holborn and Drury Lane at around 12.40pm. Ambulances, the Fire Brigade and Police arrived at 12.43. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a man cutting through an electrical cable.

Emergency services shut down roads in the area following the incident.

A man is being treated in the Royal London Hospital for burns. He is believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

More information will be released later this afternoon.

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